“Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.”
– The New York Times
“Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.” – The Washington Post
Saturday May 18 at 8: GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. An international jazz award winner, he has also been GRAMMY nominated a dozen times.
Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.
Bailey Hall is at 3501 Davie Road on the Broward College campus in Davie. Tickets are $40-50 at https://www.baileyhall.org/events/kurt-elling-quintet-2019-05-19/. More info is available at southfloridajazz.org or at the box office 954-201-6884.